BOSTON (AP) — Harvard Medical School students and faculty are protesting an upcoming fundraiser at President Donald Trump’s Florida resort.

Organizers of a Saturday afternoon rally at the Boston medical school’s campus have been calling on the Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to relocate its Feb. 18 fundraiser at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort in Palm Beach.

They’re opposed to the event in light of Trump’s executive order severely curtailing travel into the country from seven predominantly Muslim nations.

They’ve gathered more than 2,500 signatures in a petition, but institute officials earlier this month declined to relocate the fundraiser.

The institute said it wasn’t a political statement and promised to avoid such “controversial venues” in the future.

Rally organizers say they expect several hundred students and other members of the city’s medical community to attend Saturday.

Comments (2)
  1. Do these people realize that this is one of Dana Farbers BIGGEST fund raisers? Maybe Harvard University should Match all of the donations from their Tax Free Endowments and give it to Dana Faber! What is Daner Faber going to do? Hold a fund raiser at the local Holiday Inn? Bruce Mann and Liz Warren should be Fired from Harvard! They are a horrendous husband and wife. They used their tax free money they received from Harvard to buy a Senate seat. She is NOT MY Senator.

  2. talk about biting the hand that feeds you, I’m sure the patients are grateful for whatever help they receive, 2500 heartless people..

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